The Climate Change Council was established in October 2011 to provide advice to the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development on reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and addressing, and adapting to, climate change (Media Release).
The Climate Change Council will report to the Minister annually within three months of the end of financial year (commencing in 2012). These reports will be made available to the public.
Members are appointed for an initial period of three years.
The ACT Climate Change Council held its first conversation with the Canberra community on Thursday 4 April 2013. This was a well attended event and has provided the Council with valuable feedback on issues that are of concern to Canberra residents.
The Council would like to thank all those who participated in this initial forum and looks forward to engaging further with the Canberra community at future events.
The Minister is now seeking expressions of interest for membership of the Council from persons with specialised knowledge in energy sector issues, including renewable energy, and the ACT transport sector.
Click here to see the Expression of Interest.
Professor Barbara Norman (Chair)
Foundation Chair of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Canberra, Deputy Chair, Regional Development Australia (ACT) and Director of Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF)
Ms Lynne Harwood
Chief Executive Officer of Communities@Work
Professor Will Steffen
Commissioner on the independent Climate Commission and Adjunct Professor, The Australian National University
Ms Maria Efkarpidis
Director, Rock Development Group
Dr Frank Jotzo
Director of the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy and Deputy Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute
L to R: Ms Lynne Harwood; Dr Frank Jotzo; Minister Simon Corbell; Professor Barbara Norman; Professor Will Steffen; Ms Maria Efkarpidis.
Climate Change Council Secretariat
Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph 13 22 81